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St. Louis, Missouri


InfoAg 2019 Presentation
Workshop 1

Grand BC
Tue, Jul 23, 2019
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Yield Data Management

An overview of yield data management will be provided from practitioners and scientists from their unique perspectives. Penalties from utilizing improperly processed yield data for precision agricultural uses will be demonstrated as well as proper processes of handling that data. Participants will learn how to process data from proprietary file formats (from specific manufacturers of combine and yield monitors). Data processed from this session will be suitable to be cleaned using USDA ARS Yield Editor software in the following session. Participants will learn how operation of combine harvester impacts overall yield data quality, and how to increase data quality by considering best harvesting practices.

Participants should bring:

laptop computer (PC preferred, Mac if can boot in Windows)

10 min - Welcome & Workshop Introduction - Elizabeth Hawkins

25 min - Proprietary File Formats, Jason Ward

                Understanding OEM / aftermarket yield data file formats and their properties

25 min - Errors in Yield Data, Jacob Maurer

Live playback - What did the combine operator do? How do we salvage that? Better operation?

25 min - Data Quality Impacts on Decisions, Elizabeth Hawkins

Example prescriptions

25 min - Hands on with SMS (of FOViewer etc)? for getting AgLeader Advanced Export file formats

                Discussion of shapefiles & accessing data from *.dbf - Scott Drummond


Elizabeth Hawkins

Extension Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems
The Ohio State University

Jason Ward

Assistant Professor, Biological and Agricultural Engineering
NC State University

Jacob Maurer

RDO Equipment Co.

Scott Drummond

Information Technology Specialist
USDA-ARS Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research Unit